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die from (something)

To die as a result of something. This phrase can be used literally or figuratively. Is it true that Mr. Thomas died from lung cancer? When my girlfriend dumped me, I thought I would die from a broken heart.
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"In other words, if you get measles, three years down the road, you could die from something that you would not die from had you not been infected with measles," Metcalf said.
Layton Chapman, six, has quadriplegic cerebral palsy and epilepsy and could die from something as minor as a chest infection.
'You won't die from this - you're more liable to die from something else.'" "That's nice, then, I thought.
She says: "It made me think, 'What if my baby caught a tummy bug and I couldn't find or afford to pay for a doctor or medi-cines?' What if, like so many mums I met in India, I had to watch my child die from something I knew could be cured?